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Maulbronn Monastery

Opens in 13 min: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Medieval abbey that is World UNESCO Heritage site still in operation.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Klosterhof 5, 75433 Maulbronn, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
+49 7043 926610
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was expecting more from the World Heritage Site, but perhaps expectations exceeded reality. Undoubtedly, it is a wonderfully maintained monastery complex consisting of a complex of buildings of the monastery itself as well as the surrounding monastery buildings. In the monastery church, magnificent wooden...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank marekp59
Reviewed January 7, 2019

One of the largest preserved monasteries in Germany and Europe, built in medieval times, located in the small town of Maulbronn. In front of the main enclosure you also find a couple of restaurants and picturesque timbered houses. The monastery itself is mainly of romanesque...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Matthias W
Reviewed December 8, 2018

One of the finest Christmas markets in Germany. Small enough to be a "hidden gem" and not overrun with tourists, but the market and monastery have incredible charm. It's worth skipping the larger alternatives for this local favorite.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 10, 2018

This is one of those places that you mean to stop at and something else always comes up....like bad traffic. Well we finally got to visit this place and spent a couple of hours here. The church/abbey complex is in incredible condition and worth the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

It´s worth the detour to get to this special place. Shame I couldn´t see much that day, but what I saw was worth the hassle. It seems to be a fine example of architecture with Gothic and Romanesque elements, but many parts weren´t open that...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

Twice in the past we have overnighted in Maulbronn while driving from Britain to the South Tyrol, but found the Monastery ilself already shut for the evening though the nearby restaurants were open. This year I was at a conference in Stuttgart and went down...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Anthony S
Reviewed August 30, 2018

This complex is amazing year round. I have been here for 4 seasons and it does not matter when you come it is great. There is food and ice cream and some shops inside the walls. And it is worth it to pay for access...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Paul N
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

This former Cistercian Monastery complex is 850 years old with a rich history and an architectural master piece. Buildings within the Monastery incorporate styles ranging from Romanesque to Gothic. During the tour of the facilities, one is given an electronic devise that provides a historical...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Gatundu
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

Worth a few minutes to see this place. Extra cost for audio guide but worth the 3 EU for more information.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Day_DreamerSCandOz
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

From the moment you arrive you know you are immersing yourself in history. The self guided tour allows you to explore every inch of the place. It is truly beautiful and understanding of its world heritage listing.

Date of experience: April 2018
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May 20, 2017|
Response from MarkBCIN | Reviewed this property |
There was plenty of parking available when we were there in April. Shouldn't be a problem for your motorbikes. I don't know about the cost for a guided tour - I believe they have to be scheduled beforehand. You can get an... More